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Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:

> On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 05:37:51PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
>> > > The GPL doesn't care what kinds of changes you make (with
>> > > very limited exceptions, such as the license blurb).
> @ 11/05/2004 20:32 : wrote Raul Miller :
>> >  Only if the resulting work (including the implementation of the
>> >  support for those keywords) is distributable under the terms of the
>> >  GPL.
> On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 11:42:45AM -0300, Humberto Massa wrote:
>> Now it's me... I can't find *this* in the GPL at all. What I can find 
>> is, if you modify, you should 2 /caput/, 2(a), 2(b), AND 2(c)...
> Section 2 allows you to make copies under the terms of section 1, which
> requires an appropriate license.  The GPL has some specific requirements
> on licenses.  The work as a whole would included GPL licensed software.

No it doesn't.  Section 1 says you have to give a copy of the license
to anyone to whom you give the code.  If you're keeping it for
yourself, that's not a problem.

> And, just about everything you do with a computer involves making copies.
> [Yes, I'm aware that some copyright laws make special provisions for
> some of these copies -- but that's not a license issue.]
> -- 
> Raul

Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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